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Trends in cardiac angiography and ultrasound

April 07, 2021
From the April 2021 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine

Heart wall motion tracking, or strain imaging, is also a growing trend. It is one of the primary ways to track heart wall damage to preserve cardiac function, prevent heart failure, and tailor efficacy of treatment. Strain imaging expert Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, M.D., Ph.D., director of echocardiography at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and chair of the 2019 ASE sessions said, “Strain is a very hot topic. It is an index of myocardial function. It seems in many pathologies strain decreases earlier than the ejection fraction, and there is a better prognostic valve of the strain than the ejection fraction.”

About the authors: Krys Lee and Camille Allred are clinical advisors at TractManager, now a part of symplr.

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